Celebrating Workers on May Day: What Working People Are Doing This Week

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By Kenneth Quinnell

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Celebrating Workers on May Day: What Working People Are Doing This Week


Welcome to our regular feature, a look at what the various AFL-CIO unions and other working family organizations are doing across the country and beyond. The labor movement is big and active—here’s a look at the broad range of activities we’re engaged in this week.

A. Philip Randolph Institute:

This is why Staying Woke…..AND fighting back is so important and relevant… https://t.co/kVTUFiMAVv

— APRI National (DC) (@APRI_National) April 30, 2018

Actors’ Equity:

Today is a huge day for #Broadway performers, creatives and theatre enthusiasts alike. Congratulations to all of the talented Equity Members and our colleagues nominated for #TonyAwards2018 pic.twitter.com/TD5gtLYLeG

— Actors’ Equity (@ActorsEquity) May 1, 2018


It’s #MayDay!

Today we’re celebrating workers and union members across the world who are fighting for better working conditions and workplace protections. #1u https://t.co/PiGY78QALh pic.twitter.com/2sZ8Qe5xde

— AFGE (@AFGENational) May 1, 2018


Members of AFSCME Council 28 (Washington Federation of State Employees) and two other unions are fighting efforts by the University of Washington to outsource laundry services at the public institution’s medical school. https://t.co/fatIt2UCMx pic.twitter.com/lNv4zUGcIn

— AFSCME (@AFSCME) April 30, 2018


This is an atrocity, and while Chicago touts higher education rates and standardized test scores, Rahm is showing that he could care less about addressing infestation problems – @CTULocal1 VP @SharkeyCTU1 https://t.co/rjYcYwQE2o

— AFT (@AFTunion) April 30, 2018

Air Line Pilots Association:

Thank you @RepMimiWalters for meeting with ALPA pilots on the ways pilots and the aviation community can work together to #endhumantrafficking. pic.twitter.com/u7XFEH9Gxn

— ALPA (@WeAreALPA) April 30, 2018

Alliance for Retired Americans:

What does Big Pharma do when under public pressure because of skyrocketing prices? Give astronomical amounts of money to politicians and campaigns: https://t.co/ROovc15kE6 #RxForAll pic.twitter.com/aMiCmGvgQ0

— Alliance Retirees (@ActiveRetirees) April 30, 2018

Amalgamated Transit Union:

Work safety needs to improve, says #Kelowna bus driver https://t.co/voiq9uh0rB #publictransit #transit #labour

— ATU, Transit Union (@ATUComm) May 1, 2018

American Federation of Musicians:

Solidarity In Action! A coalition of 11 unions including musicians are standing together to demand Disney pay a living wage. #EndDisneyPoverty

— Amer. Fed. Musicians (@The_AFM) May 1, 2018

Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance:

These stories tell the truth about Trump’s Muslim ban: It is deferring dreams, separating families, depriving people of life-saving health care, and blocking access to education. Read and share now >> #NoMuslimBanEver https://t.co/ll3tQBIWxr

— APALA (@APALAnational) April 25, 2018

Association of Flight Attendants-CWA:

On #WorkersMemorialDay we honored Aloha 243 on the 30th remembrance. In the wake of Southwest 1380, we remember why we do our work and remind the public that we are Aviation’s First Responders. https://t.co/6MbNR2GPK8 pic.twitter.com/ZpAgo6sWQy

— AFA-CWA (@afa_cwa) April 30, 2018

Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers:

#Organizing is the heart and soul of the BCTGM! Just ask Nestle @Purina PetCare QA workers in Edmond, Okla. who are proud new L.366G members! Check out their story: https://t.co/4JKzvpYYYd #Union #1u pic.twitter.com/owkkTTNtT5

— BCTGM International (@BCTGM) April 25, 2018


Love that this @NPR article is shedding light on skilled trades! (And timely since we open a state-of-the-art training center in Salt Lake City Monday…) #Boilermakers @joinIBB https://t.co/H9lHAuP9Zi

— Boilermaker News (@boilermakernews) April 30, 2018


A healthy worker is a productive worker. Our Local 4 IN/KY just opened a health clinic in #Indianapolis to promote health and wellness of our members and their families. #1u #UnionStrong pic.twitter.com/h4Is9j1iF5

— Bricklayers Union (@IUBAC) April 30, 2018

Coalition of Black Trade Unionists:

Whiteness weaponized against a black person — again. #FlyingWhileBlack https://t.co/PFmn4hiFio

— CBTU (@CBTU72) April 28, 2018

Communications Workers of America:

Happy birthday to Mary Harris “Mother” Jones! #1u pic.twitter.com/HqgCg7Kowa

— CWA (@CWAUnion) May 1, 2018

Department for Professional Employees:

Happy #MayDay2018! We are proud to represent professional workers in union, like teachers, engineers, doctors, actors & entertainers. #InternationalWorkersDay #1u pic.twitter.com/B5yueXbn0R

— DPE (@DPEaflcio) May 1, 2018

Farm Labor Organizing Committee:

Bread and Roses performance during #WorkersMemorialDay in #Raleigh. @NCDOL why weren’t you there? #1u pic.twitter.com/YHbvybyKsI

— Farm Labor Organizing Committee (@SupportFLOC) April 27, 2018

Fire Fighters:

#Firefighters registry bill to track health risks https://t.co/JPHxANLW37

— IAFF (@IAFFNewsDesk) April 30, 2018

Heat and Frost Insulators:

Are you looking for a career where you get paid to go to class? How about training where you don’t take out student loans, but receive excellent benefits & make livable wages? The Insulators Union wants to offer all of that to YOU!https://t.co/9XizCpwRkm https://t.co/gfNoNfPyKF

— Insulators Union (@InsulatorsUnion) April 27, 2018

International Labor Communications Association:

Today on #InternationalWorkersDay we celebrate the important role of labor communicators in furthering the fight for workers rights. For every strike and campaign there is a poster, slogan or image. This iconic work is called “Eight Hours” by Ricardo Levins Morales #MayDay #1u pic.twitter.com/TxAYMOG1Z5

— ILCA Communications (@ILCAonline) May 1, 2018


Ironworkers placed final steel beam atop the future site of the Women’s and Maternity Care Center and Adolescent and Adult Mental Health Inpatient Units https://t.co/gLjm1nzZcf

— Ironworkers. (@TheIronworkers) April 24, 2018

Jobs With Justice:

What happens to people work in a country with low wages, no federal #paidleave law, and high health care costs? They can die. And that country is the United States of America. https://t.co/U2mRygWN5F

— Jobs With Justice (@jwjnational) May 1, 2018

Labor Council for Latin American Advancement:

Join LCLAA in San Juan, Puerto Rico for the 22nd National Membership Convention as we strategize & work on the priorities of Latino & immigrant workers in the nation. Lets show solidarity & support for our siblings in PR. Register today through this link: https://t.co/ThjkUIavQn pic.twitter.com/Txi7jx35ik

— LCLAA (@LCLAA) April 30, 2018


Having a strong #union is one of the most effective ways to reduce #safety incidents #1USafety pic.twitter.com/9CLY9N9Ojw

— LIUNA (@LIUNA) April 26, 2018


Thank you @IBEWLocal1! This is personal for us. James Price is the father of IAM Government Employees Director @Jprice322. https://t.co/C9Ogt1eVgS

— Machinists Union (@MachinistsUnion) April 30, 2018

Metal Trades Department:

Saturday is Workers Memorial Day, a time for all of us to remember those who went to work but unfortunately never returned home because they lost their lives while on the job. https://t.co/sqDPT8uMM7

— Metal Trades Dept. (@metaltradesafl) April 26, 2018

Musical Artists:

In a World That Polices Black Movement, #BlackBoysDanceToo Is Revolutionary – via @HuffPost https://t.co/0znk0W66Bi pic.twitter.com/y1HuXDIqof

— AGMA (@AGMusicalArtist) April 26, 2018

National Air Traffic Controllers Association:

Mike McColgan and The Street Dogs have been outspoken advocates of Unions & workers’ rights. Last week at #NATCAphilly2018, #NATCA made Mike McColgan an honorary NATCA member & donated $2000 in the name of the Street Dogs to Massachusetts Fallen Heroes. https://t.co/0vyqMKV74T pic.twitter.com/2Y3TDjytvP

— NATCA (@NATCA) April 28, 2018

National Association of Letter Carriers:

The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive PSA is now available. A Spanish-language version is also available. https://t.co/RveFOC3JJM

— Letter Carriers (@NALC_National) April 27, 2018

National Day Laborer Organizing Network:

Warming up for #InternationalWorkersDay #MayDay! #No287G https://t.co/uzRuwh6ehc

— NDLON (@NDLON) May 1, 2018

National Domestic Workers Alliance:

Happy #InternationalWorkersDay! We celebrate the women who are the backbone of our economy. Women like domestic workers who take care of our homes & families all while caring for their own. Today we honor them & all women whose power & dedication inspires us every day! #MayDay

— Domestic Workers (@domesticworkers) May 1, 2018

National Federation of Federal Employees:

NFFE Fights to Save the Civilian Conservation Centers!https://t.co/pG8MLH00oa pic.twitter.com/R3Bw8SZP7y

— NFFE (@NFFE_Union) April 30, 2018

National Nurses United:

It’s unacceptable that in the wealthiest country on the planet 40% of Americans skip necessary healthcare due to costs. Our patients and communities deserve expanded and improved #MedicareForAll!

Data and graphic via @NORCNews at @UChicago. pic.twitter.com/BqYOtUtTSP

— NationalNursesUnited (@NationalNurses) April 30, 2018

National Taxi Workers Alliance:

For five years, Uber, Lyft and other Wall Street-financed App-based companies have been allowed to turn New York City into their unfettered playground, crushing drivers with a poverty so profound that four have taken their lives

— NY Taxi Workers (@NYTWA) April 30, 2018

The NewsGuild-CWA:

“This is a dangerous time to be a journalist. At least 44 reporters were physically attacked in the U.S. last year and angry rhetoric that demonizes reporters persists. The threatening atmosphere is palpable.” https://t.co/ZVStg92por via @HuffPost

— NewsGuild (@news_guild) March 1, 2018

NFL Players Association:

The importance of #mentalhealth in sports cannot be understated. We’ve partnered with the NFL & Cigna to create ‘Beyond the Physical: A Symposium on Mental Health in Sports’ in #ATL.

If you’re interested in attending, register here: https://t.co/0OO2c8zJLM pic.twitter.com/tkTWpuwdo6

— NFLPA (@NFLPA) April 30, 2018

North America’s Building Trades Unions:

“The law expands energy efficiency and low-income programs, protects 4,200 jobs, provides job training and keeps Illinois’ nuclear facilities open, preserving 1.2 billion in economic activity.” https://t.co/TpDgmM7Ixv

— The Building Trades (@BldgTrdsUnions) April 27, 2018

Office and Professional Employees:

.@Mlive @Mlivedetroit #Townhall meeting tonight to talk about public health threat posed by #unsafestaffing at area hospitals. Join #OPEIULocal40 for tonight’s discussion.

— OPEIU (@opeiu) April 19, 2018

Painters and Allied Trades:

Go @MassAGO @GoIUPAT Appreciates the work you have done in protecting workers in Massachusetts! #WageTheft #Misclassification #EnoughIsEnough #MayDay2018 https://t.co/FFrTLaCQCP

— GoIUPAT✊🏽 (@GoIUPAT) May 1, 2018

Plasterers and Cement Masons:

“Have you recently seen people collecting “right-to-work” signatures? DO NOT SIGN!!!”https://t.co/XnjzjnUJHp

— OPCMIA International (@opcmiaintl) May 1, 2018

Pride At Work:

First the Government ignored the needs of #PuertoRico since the hurricane, now they’re using the crisis to close nearly 300 more schools. Tell @RicardoRossello to stop the school closings. #PorNuestrasEscuelas https://t.co/sWWEVWsQRB

— Pride at Work (@PrideatWork) April 23, 2018

Printing, Publishing and Media Workers-CWA:

Solidarity with our brothers and sisters at AT&T https://t.co/8SXDFIDxYl

— CWA Printing Sector (@CWAPrintingSect) April 27, 2018

Professional Aviation Safety Specialists:

Next week is Public Service Recognition Week! @PASSNational urges its members & all #federalemployees to get involved & share your story! Check out resources @RPublicService #publicservice https://t.co/wlJRcl2Yww

— PASS (@PASSNational) April 30, 2018

Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union:

#MAYDAY: 300,000 hardworking survivors of war & natural disaster now threatened with deportation. Tell Congress: #SaveTPS and reject attacks on working families. #1u pic.twitter.com/ZaU1X9NrY5

— RWDSU (@RWDSU) May 1, 2018


SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris discusses performer safety and Guideline #1 on AirTalk with Larry Mantle. https://t.co/4barhPKW4t

— SAG-AFTRA (@sagaftra) April 27, 2018

School Administrators:

On May 4 participate in WE Day Connect-an interactive, online event to celebrate selfless acts of volunteerism. Students will learn how their peers are working to make a difference in their local communities and around the world. Register here: https://t.co/dv9tXWgyq0

— AFSA Leadership (@AFSAUnion) April 30, 2018


Extremely well-put, as always! Thank you for supporting this vital law. https://t.co/U6puMfvkbw

— Seafarers Union (@SeafarersUnion) April 19, 2018

Solidarity Center:

“We are committed to defend worker rights and workers’ interests and we shall struggle for more justice, equality and freedom. We shall combat all forms of abuse and oppresssion”–UGTT Secretary-General Noureddine Taboubi #MayDay 2018 in #Tunisiahttps://t.co/XnNak6yvlP

— Solidarity Center (@SolidarityCntr) May 1, 2018

Theatrical Stage Employees:

As part of NAOSH, OSHA organizes the Fall Safety Stand-Down (May 7-11) for fall prevention. Falls from elevation make up over a third of the deaths in construction workplaces, and all are preventable. Learn more here: https://t.co/u4KSUqTDYM

— IATSE (@IATSE) April 30, 2018

Transport Workers:

NY/NJ State Conference with TWU Local 241 up at Columbia University supporting striking UAW Grad Students. #unitedinvincible pic.twitter.com/4UaLWaFfD6

— TWU (@transportworker) April 30, 2018

Transportation Trades Department:


— Transp. Trades Dept. (@TTDAFLCIO) May 1, 2018


A worker’s safety shouldn’t depend on his or her location. It’s on all of us to raise health and safety standards around the world.

— UAW (@UAW) April 30, 2018

Union Label and Service Trades Department:

High-Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty, While High School Grads Live up for University https://t.co/ufDqhVuVDV https://t.co/ufDqhVuVDV

— Union Label Dept. (@ULSTD_AFLCIO) April 26, 2018

Union Veterans Council:

What is labor doing for veterans?
Here is a great story from @IBEW Local 1 in St. Louis, MO. If your union is doing something to support your local veterans community we want to hear from you. https://t.co/LZTeQnnlNz

— UnionVeteransCouncil (@unionveterans) April 30, 2018


#MAYDAY2018 ACTION ALERT: @United airline catering workers are the company’s only frontline workers not unionized – but #UnitedDoesntCare. Join our ONLINE SOLIDARITY RALLY & post a message of support to show the workers that you stand by them. #beingunited https://t.co/dmI1476Guv pic.twitter.com/mdIhK0c3kR

— UNITE HERE (@unitehere) May 1, 2018

United Food and Commercial Workers:

People make a difference. UFCW EVP Stuart Appelbaum in the WSJ: “If brick-and-mortar retailers can’t compete on price in an online environment, the only thing that allows them to survive is to provide a positive in-store experience.” https://t.co/T1F5zrbiuB

— UFCW (@UFCW) May 1, 2018

United Steelworkers:

Today & every day we honor the sacrifices that workers have made throughout history to secure hard-won rights. #MayDay pic.twitter.com/7jj9Yol3Mv

— United Steelworkers (@steelworkers) May 1, 2018

United Students Against Sweatshops:

Happy May Day. Long live the students. Long live the workers! #UnionStrong #1U @bgiwf @bcws1 @UFCW @Teamsters @CWAUnion @SEIU @MachinistsUnion @IBEW @NationalNurses @steelworkers @ILRF @WorkersUnited @4WorkerRights @fightfor15 @UAW pic.twitter.com/zzai0ihyxz

— USAS (@USAS) May 1, 2018

Working America:

All working people deserve a voice on the job and the ability to speak up together. Uber and Lyft are no exception.https://t.co/Zz59x642aB pic.twitter.com/WnIwwRiwdM

— Working America (@WorkingAmerica) May 1, 2018

Writers Guild of America, East:

Breaking: The editorial and video staff at The @Dodo have unionized with the WGAE and called on @BenjLerer & @GroupNineMedia to recognize the union without delay or division #1u #UnionYEShttps://t.co/9d1hE0hGE3 pic.twitter.com/Sr8tGNkOkn

— Writers Guild of America, East (@WGAEast) April 30, 2018

Kenneth Quinnell
Tue, 05/01/2018 – 17:54

Source: AFL-CIO

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